An elementary school in Colorado is trying something unique: going without grade levels. This means it doesn't have third or fourth graders; it just has students grouped by the things they've learned, regardless of their age. And the theory is that they're allowed to learn at the pace that best suits them.
Does it work? Hard to say: Half the schools that have tried this nationwide have been unable to stick with it. So far, it hasn't helped the Colorado school's test scores, but it has dramatically reduced discipline problems.
Our question to you is this: Do you think that going without grade levels in middle and high school would work? (You'd still get graded on assignments - you'd just stop being an 8th grader or a junior, for example.)
Carl Azuz, Anchor